Mutated Tao – Chapter 90: Girl

Chapter 90: Girl

Hehe, you broke the rules, a soft and somewhat feminine voice rang out.

In that moment, Li Huowang could not help but recall that girl with tiny feet who had summoned the God of Happiness. This voice was quite similar to hers.

Li Huowang and the others walked out from inside the house to the courtyard, their faces covered in wariness. Once outside, they saw a small head propped up on top of the wall to the left of the house.

From the looks of it, she was a yellow-haired girl who appeared to be only about five to six years old. She giggled as she looked inside.

Her hair was tied into tall pigtails with the help of a red string.


Li Huowangs heart raced when he saw the red string that tied her hair.

Could this child be the Eighteenth Lunar?

Li Huowang pondered for a moment as he watched the giggling girl. Then, he spoke, I might have broken the rules, but you arent doing much better than me. Arent you not allowed to go outside during the night? Why are you still out here?

"I'm a child. You adults arent allowed to go out, but us kids can go outside and play." She didn't show any hostility toward Li Huowangs group.

Then, she shifted her head to one side and continued as she grinned, If you give me some candy, then I wont report you.

Meanwhile, the others stared at the childs head in surprise. The wall of the Wu Familys courtyard stood quite tall at about six meters. However, this girls head was moving around on the wall quite effortlessly, meaning that she was not using a ladder and was just standing there!

Li Huowang looked at the small head, as well as the tall, dusty wall beneath it. He couldnt imagine what a child would look like with a regular-sized head and a six-meter-tall body.

She might look like a stick insect?

Hehe, are you going to give me candy? If not, then Im going to shout for someone, the girl on the wall continued.

Yes, of course. But, I dont have the candy on me right now. I have to go and get it first, Li Huowang replied. Then, he turned to Puppy beside him and softly whispered some instructions to him.

Fear appeared on Puppys face as he listened to Li Huowangs instructions, but he eventually nodded when Li Huowang passed the bronze bell to him. He turned around and headed into the house.

Alright, hes going in to bring back some candy. Lets wait a while and chat to pass the time, said Li Huowang.

Sure! I like chatting. The girl seemed very innocent.

Li Huowang kept his tone quite cordial when talking to this questionable being. Which family are you from? How come we didnt see you at the village entrance earlier?

I dont know which family I belong to. They all say Im the child of the Stove God. But Im obviously not like that Stove God pasted on the wall, she replied.

Oh? You arent like the Stove God? In my eyes, you are rather similar, what with your love for candy. I remember back when we used to offer sacrifices, my grandpa would often smear some pastries onto the portraits mouth. As Li Huowang spoke, his right hand quietly touched the red bamboo slip on his back.

The pigtails on her head swayed as she shook her head, Youre making things up. The Stove God obviously has four pairs of eyes, five hands, and no legs. Tell me, just how do I look like him?

Everyone felt a chill run down their spines when they heard her description. This was completely different from the Stove God that they knew of.

Little girl, are you making things up? How can the Stove God have five hands and no legs? Then, how does he walk?

Upon seeing Li Huowangs deliberate questioning, the girl started growing more and more agitated. How am I making things up? I saw it with my own eyes. Besides, who says you need legs to walk? The Stove God can have red sausages burrow out from its belly button to serve as legs.

Just as she finished speaking, Puppys voice rang out from the other side of the wall. Senior Li!! This brat doesnt have a body! She only has a head!


The girls head quickly withdrew down the wall, causing Puppy to let out a terrified scream.

Ring the bell! Li Huowang gritted his teeth and quickly dashed toward the entrance of the Wu Familys courtyard.

By the time they arrived on the other side of the wall, Puppy was already kneeling on the ground and kowtowing constantly while trembling and wailing loudly. His pants were also soaking wet.

Li Huowang looked at the dark alleys around him, then came to Puppys side and pulled him up. Then, he snatched back the bronze bell and shouted, Stop kowtowing and tell me where it ran off to!

Hearing this, Puppy shakily pointed toward the east.

Seeing this, Li Huowang threw him aside, then carried his sword in one hand and a lantern in the other as he dashed in that direction.

Amidst the pitch-black surroundings, everything around them seemed to look like man-eating creatures that were brandishing their claws in the space between darkness and light.

Even after chasing for a while, Li Huowang could not catch up to that female head. He came to an unfamiliar area that seemed to be the end of the village. The bamboo forest was visible just in the distance.

Li Huowang cursed under his breath due to his lack of any discoveries before turning back to gather with the others who were just approaching with lanterns in their hands.

No matter what that girl was, he could tell one thing clearly. Even if that wasnt the Eighteenth Lunar, they should be closely related. He had not been mistaken; the Eighteenth Lunar was here.

When Li Huowang walked closer to the group, he was stunned momentarily. These people were indeed his companions, but they were all standing still on the spot, carrying their lanterns, and had their backs uniformly facing him.

What are you guys doing?? Li Huowang cautiously took a step back as he tightened his grip on the bell.

Right after he spoke, everyone turned around.

Their faces had changed! Every single face was the same as that girls face!

Then, these identical female faces smiled simultaneously. Hehehe, you once again broke the rules. If you dont give me any candy, then Im going to tell the others, and they will come looking for you.

Ring, ring, ring~~!!

At that moment, the piercing sound of the bell rang out loud, immediately causing those figures to be chased away.

The piercing sound of the bell was particularly noticeable in the darkness. Not long after, Li Huowang saw his people gather toward him. This time, their faces were not replaced by that girls face.

After he carefully verified their identities by asking them about information that only the disciples from the Zephyr Temple would know, he heaved a sigh of relief. These really were his people.

"Senior Li, what's going on? What happened?" asked one of them.

Nothing, it was just an illusion, Li Huowang shook his head and surveyed the darkness around them. After confirming that nothing was unusual, he led them back on the path they came from.

However, not long after they left, a pair of blood-red eyes appeared within the darkness.

Chacha and Char's Thoughts

Yeah uh everything's just bizarre in this chapter

CHCk for ew stries on no/v/el/bin(.)c0m

Chapter end

Chapter 1: The Master
Chapter 2: Li Huowang
Chapter 3: Jade Pendant
Chapter 4: Black Cauldron
Chapter 5: Pills
Chapter 6: Worth
Chapter 7: Zephyr Temple
Chapter 8: Rewriting the Script
Chapter 9: Black Taisui
Chapter 10: Steamed Buns
Chapter 11: Xuan Yuan
Chapter 12: Pill Recipe
Chapter 13: Refining Pills
Chapter 14: Ally
Chapter 15: Zheng Kun
Chapter 16: Head
Chapter 17: Found It!
Chapter 18: The Method To Become An Immortal?
Chapter 19: Superstitious
Chapter 20: Dan Yangzi
Chapter 21: Attaining Immortality
Chapter 22: Exit
Chapter 23: Home
Chapter 24: Plunder
Chapter 25: Path in the Forests
Chapter 26: Frightening
Chapter 27: Evil
Chapter 28: Lu Family
Chapter 29: Stage
Chapter 30: Performance
Chapter 31: A Wandering God
Chapter 32: Hu’s Family Ancestral Hall
Chapter 33: Continue The Performance!
Chapter 34: The God of Happiness
Chapter 35: Confused
Chapter 36: Donkey Cart
Chapter 37: The Nine Classes
Chapter 38: Jianye Town
Chapter 39: Wild
Chapter 40: Midnight
Chapter 41: Monk
Chapter 42: Monastery
Chapter 43: Buddha
Chapter 44: Righteous Monastery
Chapter 45: Buddha Statue
Chapter 46: Xin Hui
Chapter 47: Placing the Incense Sticks
Chapter 48: Escape
Chapter 49: Strayed One
Chapter 50: Buddha
Chapter 51: Negotiation
Chapter 52: Dan Yangzi
Chapter 53: Ponder
Chapter 54: Wandering God
Chapter 55: Healed
Chapter 56: Beyond the Border
Chapter 57: Shaman
Chapter 58: Li Zhi
Chapter 59: Chosen Apprentice
Chapter 60: Shaman
Chapter 61: Second Deity
Chapter 62: Night Visit
Chapter 63: Red Veil
Chapter 64: Drum
Chapter 65: Let’s See How You Beat The Drum Now!
Chapter 66: A Virtuous Person
Chapter 67: Parcel
Chapter 68: Festival
Chapter 69: Meal
Chapter 70: Lake
Chapter 71: Water Bandits
Chapter 72: Dragon Gate Village
Chapter 73: Murder
Chapter 74: Death
Chapter 75: Warehouse
Chapter 76: Bamboo Slips
Chapter 77: Ba-Hui
Chapter 78: The Aftermath
Chapter 79: Market
Chapter 80: Nun
Chapter 81: The Benevolent Nunnery
Chapter 82: Abbess Jingxin
Chapter 83: Strayed One
Chapter 84: Sense of Doubt and Confusion
Chapter 85: Descent
Chapter 86: Departure
Chapter 87: Forest
Chapter 88: Rules
Chapter 89: Wu Family
Chapter 90: Girl
Chapter 91: Li Huowang
Chapter 94: Bewilderment
Chapter 92: The Eighteenth Lunar
Chapter 93: Red
Chapter 96: Ba-Hui’s Descent
Chapter 98: Backtrack
Chapter 95: Pain
Chapter 97: Doctor Li
Chapter 99: Night Visit
Chapter 100: Yang Xiaohai
Comic Sans MS
Font size